§ 29-16-1 Short title
§ 29-16-2 Purpose of act
§ 29-16-3 Definitions
§ 29-16-4 Administrative center; powers and duties; head; location;
§ 29-16-5 DNA oversight committee; created; powers and duties
§ 29-16-6 Collection of samples
§ 29-16-6.1 Reimbursement of costs
§ 29-16-7 Procedures for collection of samples
§ 29-16-8 Confidentiality; disclosure and dissemination of DNA
§ 29-16-8.1 DNA searches
§ 29-16-9 Enforcement
§ 29-16-10 Expungement of samples and DNA records from the DNA
§ 29-16-10.1 Expungement of samples and DNA records
§ 29-16-11 Assessment; collection; DNA fee
§ 29-16-12 Penalty
§ 29-16-13 DNA identification system fund created; purposes

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 29 > Article 16 - DNA Identification

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.